Ken Grossman, crime prevention specialist with the Xavier University Police Department, has created a list of holiday safety tips as a means of reminding and helping members of the community remain safe during the holidays. Some of the tips Officer Grossman offers:
• Don’t be overburdened with packages. Carrying several shopping bags makes you vulnerable.
• Shop with others. If there are three or more people together, the chance of being targeted for crime is 90 percent less than when alone.
• ATM robberies often occur after the patron has completed their transaction. Always have your head up and be aware of your surroundings when you leave an ATM.
• Avoid leaving boxes from purchases (especially TVs, VCRs, computer, etc.) out on the curb for trash pickup.
A complete list of holiday safety tips can be found at: http://www.xavier.edu/xucp/2008.12.04.PDF